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Crowd gathers near scene of Ark. police shooting

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LITTLE ROCK, Ar. -

Dozens of protesters gathered in Little Rock shortly after a man was fatally shot by police following a traffic stop, with some citing frustration about the recent Trayvon Martin verdict.

Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis says the shooting happened Monday after authorities pulled over an SUV they believed was stolen.

Davis says the driver, 26-year-old Deon Williams, fled on foot but was shot by an officer who said Williams had a gun. She says both Williams and the officer are black.

Protesters expressed outrage about Williams' death. Some carried signs, including one calling for justice for a teen killed by Little Rock police last year.

Others cited Saturday's acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Martin. Martin, a black teen, was unarmed.

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